Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that rain will overspread Kansas into Tuesday with heavier rains likely arriving Tuesday night and Wednesday. This strong low pressure system will also bring powerful winds to the area and some wild swings in temperatures.
Overnight, skies will be cloudy with scattered rain showers. Low temperatures will be in the 40s with light southeast winds. Tuesday afternoon looks cloudy with rain showers and highs in the 50s. The winds will gust to around 30 mph.
Heaviest rains will fall Tuesday night and early Wednesday with most of the state getting 1-2". Severe weather is not likely, but some thunderstorms will be heard from time to time. Expect wind gusts on Wednesday to be over 50 mph in spots. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s for much of the state.
The snow chance will impact far northwest Kansas where a trace to 2 inches look possible by Thursday morning.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Cloudy; rain showers after midnight. Some thunder too. Wind: SE 5-15. Low: 48.
Tomorrow: Cloudy with off and on rain showers. Some thunder possible. Wind: S 15-25; gusty. High: 58.
Tomorrow night: Cloudy; rain and thunderstorms likely. Wind: SE 15-25; gusty. Low: 55.
Wed: High: 71 Cloudy; rain & thunder likely. Very windy. Some PM sunshine expected.
Thu: High: 49 Low: 40 Mostly cloudy and windy.
Fri: High: 47 Low: 29 Partly cloudy; breezy.
Sat: High: 52 Low: 26 Sunny.
Sun: High: 60 Low: 30 Sunny to mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 66 Low: 36 Mostly sunny and milder.